My first impression was it is pretty to look at. Most shows usually never get all things right in its first episode, but for Star Trek: Prodigy, I think it was good for a first episode. However, at times it felt like I was watching a beautiful animation and not "Star Trek." There are times, you hear or see something familiar, like the Communicator Badge which reminded me I was still watching a Star Trek show.
It is a Nickelodeon production, so one cannot expect an in-depth writing and dialog like engineer Geordi La Forge working with the ship's computer. This one is geared towards kids and family. (And I hope they keeps it family friendly)
Being a family and kids production, it is a hit-and-miss, considering virtually everything on TV nowadays is somehow made to brainwashed your children, but for now, I don't think Star Trek: Prodigy is heading in that direction, and that's good.
The bad is, writers, directors and producers somehow always think they need to make Star Trek more appeasing to the newer generation. If you are true to your storyline, your fanbase will grow without you compromising the essence of the show.
Moving on, spoiler alert, it was nice to see Captain Janeway, on the “ship.” However, it felt odd for the role she had to play, at least for now. She needs a respectable role, to say the least. It is animation, you can do virtually anything. So, it’ll be good to see her taking on a more unique role and not like an EMH.
The show is promising, but more Star Trek related “things” should be added, kids are smart, and one thing Star Trek does is it stimulates the viewer’s mind. So, to the writers, don’t watered it down.
The Kazon – a species in the Star Trek world was mentioned, hmm. Speaking Trek world now . . . The Kazon is from another system, so does that mean the Federation is now in the Delta quadrant, or there is now a way to travel faster between the Delta quadrant and the Alpha quadrant? (Where Earth is located) I hope the writers are aware of that and just not picking and throwing names out there. So far the crew working on this did a good job.
And as previously mentioned, it is so pretty to look at, it makes you wonder, could we see another Star Trek like it. Why not? Imagine there is a pending threat from the Delta quadrant, and the Federation is working together to prevent this threat, and what better way is there than the Federation reaching out to the Voyager crew who been there for years, but are now home living their lives doing their own thing.
Imagine an opening episode, wherein someone is trying to find and get all of the Voyager crew back together again, to lead an armada of ships back into the Delta quadrant to neutralize the problem at its root. Overtime their number decrease until it is just the crew of Voyager from where it all started.
Anyhow, back to Star Trek: Prodigy review, it is promising as long it is not used as a political correctness indoctrination.